Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Those old pop-culture insinuations about the Crane boys' "closeted" sexual preferences are given quite a workout in this episode. In their efforts to find out if Roz's (Peri Gilpin) new boyfriend, Barry (David Muller), is homosexual, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) unwittingly cast suspicion upon themselves. The plot thickens when Frasier develops a warm friendship with Alistair Burke (Star Trek: The Next Generation's Patrick Stewart), the effusively generous -- and indisputably gay -- conductor of the Seattle Opera Guild. This episode won an Emmy award for best sound mixing.